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College students hold ‘die-in’ demonstrations

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College students hold ‘die-in’ demonstrations

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Thursday's die-in protest at the Candler School of Theology. Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/CandlerTheology

Thursday’s die-in protest at the Candler School of Theology. Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/CandlerTheology

The second death of an unarmed black man caused by a white police officer has touched off another series of protests in Atlanta and around the nation.

WSB Radio reports that students at Agnes Scott College and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology held “die-in” protests, lying on the ground for 4.5 minutes, a nod to the 4.5 hours that Michael Brown was on the ground after a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot him following an alleged confrontation. The Ferguson Police Department said Brown was a suspect in a robbery at the time. Last week, a grand jury declined to indict the officer. To read that story click here.

Then on Wednesday, a grand jury in New York declined to indict an officer who used a choke hold on Eric Garner, which resulted in his death. Garner was stopped for selling “loose” cigarettes, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. To read that story click here.

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